Damhorst Toys Family Podcast http://blog.damhorsttoys.com Original Manufacturer of the Name Puzzle Stool since 1971 Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:52:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.5 Original Manufacturer of the Name Puzzle Stool since 1971 Kris Damhorst no Kris Damhorst kris.damhorst@gmail.com kris.damhorst@gmail.com (Kris Damhorst) 2013 Original Manufacturer of the Name Puzzle Stool since 1971 Damhorst Toys Family Podcast http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/DTPPodcastCover.jpg http://blog.damhorsttoys.com Episode 7 – Cont’d interview with Speech Language Pathologist Lori Savage Grayson regarding ear infections and speech development http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/episode-7-continued-interview-with-speech-language-pathologist-lori-savage-grayson-regarding-ear-infections-and-speech-development/ http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/episode-7-continued-interview-with-speech-language-pathologist-lori-savage-grayson-regarding-ear-infections-and-speech-development/#comments Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:15:27 +0000 http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/?p=594 Lori Savage Grayson - Speech Pathologist

Lori Savage Grayson – Speech Pathologist

On today’s continue our interview with Lori Savage Grayson, Speech Pathologist about the affects of ear infections on speech development.  Lori brings her 30 years of experience in Speech-Language Pathology to the show today to talk about our young children and their speech and language development.
Show Notes: any listener with a concern should always consult with their child’s primary care physician, and/or a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. Parents may want to also contact an Otolaryngologist (ENT) and/or Audiologist depending on their concerns. For children 0-3 many states have the Early Intervention Programs which parents may contact as well. And that the podcast represents general guidelines and information but does not represent any type of professional SLP plan of care for parents or their children who may be experiencing speech-language-communication concerns.

www.asha.org is the website for our national association which also has the list serve. ( I think I also sent you this and maybe some other addresses in a previous email).

To contact Lori, please find all of her information located at http://www.childrenscommunication.com/

Please visit the Children’s Communication Center Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/childrenscommunication

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Episode 6 – Interview with Lori Savage Grayson – Speech Language Pathologist (Part 1) http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/episode-6-interview-with-lori-savage-grayson-speech-language-pathologist-part-1/ http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/episode-6-interview-with-lori-savage-grayson-speech-language-pathologist-part-1/#comments Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:05:00 +0000 http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/?p=562 Lori Savage Grayson - Speech Pathologist

Lori Savage Grayson – Speech Pathologist

On today’s show we have Lori Savage Grayson, Speech Pathologist and Founder/Director/Owner of the Children’s Communication Center in Tallahassee, Florida.  Lori brings her 30 years of experience in Speech-Language Pathology to the show today to talk about our young children and their speech and language development.

 

 

 

Show Notes: any listener with a concern should always consult with their child’s primary care physician, and/or a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. Parents may want to also contact an Otolaryngologist (ENT) and/or Audiologist depending on their concerns. For children 0-3 many states have the Early Intervention Programs which parents may contact as well. And that the podcast represents general guidelines and information but does not represent any type of professional SLP plan of care for parents or their children who may be experiencing speech-language-communication concerns.

www.asha.org is the website for our national association which also has the list serve. ( I think I also sent you this and maybe some other addresses in a previous email).

To contact Lori, please find all of her information located at http://www.childrenscommunication.com/

Please visit the Children’s Communication Center Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/childrenscommunication

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http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/episode-6-interview-with-lori-savage-grayson-speech-language-pathologist-part-1/feed/ 0 On today's show we have Lori Savage Grayson, Speech Pathologist and Founder/Director/Owner of the Children's Communication Center in Tallahassee, Florida.  Lori brings her 30 years of experience in Speech-Language Pathology to the show today to talk ab... On today's show we have Lori Savage Grayson, Speech Pathologist and Founder/Director/Owner of the Children's Communication Center in Tallahassee, Florida.  Lori brings her 30 years of experience in Speech-Language Pathology to the show today to talk about our young children and their speech and language development.       Show Notes: any listener with a concern should always consult with their child's primary care physician, and/or a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. Parents may want to also contact an Otolaryngologist (ENT) and/or Audiologist depending on their concerns. For children 0-3 many states have the Early Intervention Programs which parents may contact as well. And that the podcast represents general guidelines and information but does not represent any type of professional SLP plan of care for parents or their children who may be experiencing speech-language-communication concerns. www.asha.org is the website for our national association which also has the list serve. ( I think I also sent you this and maybe some other addresses in a previous email). To contact Lori, please find all of her information located at http://www.childrenscommunication.com/ Please visit the Children's Communication Center Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/childrenscommunication Kris Damhorst no 48:06
Episode 5 – Interview with Veterinarian Dr Ian Stone http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/episode-5-interview-with-veterinarian-dr-ian-stone/ http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/episode-5-interview-with-veterinarian-dr-ian-stone/#comments Fri, 17 May 2013 18:44:11 +0000 http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/?p=510 Join us for this interesting interview with Dr Ian Stone who talks to us about new babies, pets and kids.  Do pets get jealous when a new baby arrives?  What is the best way to teach kids to approach a strange dog?  Find out the answers to these questions and a few more during [...]]]> ianstoneJoin us for this interesting interview with Dr Ian Stone who talks to us about new babies, pets and kids.  Do pets get jealous when a new baby arrives?  What is the best way to teach kids to approach a strange dog?  Find out the answers to these questions and a few more during this interview.

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http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/episode-5-interview-with-veterinarian-dr-ian-stone/feed/ 0 Join us for this interesting interview with Dr Ian Stone who talks to us about new babies, pets and kids.  Do pets get jealous when a new baby arrives?  What is the best way to teach kids to approach a strange dog? Join us for this interesting interview with Dr Ian Stone who talks to us about new babies, pets and kids.  Do pets get jealous when a new baby arrives?  What is the best way to teach kids to approach a strange dog?  Find out the answers to these questions and a few more during this interview. Kris Damhorst no 39:14
How Important is a Baby’s First Year http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/476/ http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/476/#comments Wed, 01 May 2013 18:10:18 +0000 http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/?p=476 In the first years of your baby’s life, the brain is busy building its wiring system. Activity in the brain creates tiny electrical connections called synapses. The amount of stimulation your baby receives has a direct affect on how many synapses are formed. Repetitive stimulation strengthens these connections and makes them permanent, whereas young [...]]]> J13In the first years of your baby’s life, the brain is busy building its wiring system. Activity in the brain creates tiny electrical connections called synapses. The amount of stimulation your baby receives has a direct affect on how many synapses are formed. Repetitive stimulation strengthens these connections and makes them permanent, whereas young connections that don’t get used eventually die out.

These first years are a very important and pivotal time for a developing young brain. This intense period of brain growth and network building happens only once in a lifetime. We as parents have a brief but golden opportunity to help our babies stimulate the formation of brain circuitry. Here are some fascinating facts that researchers have discovered:

  • Babies have a biological need and desire to learn
  • The foundational networking of the brain’s synapses is nearly complete after the rapid brain development of the first 3 years
  • The more stimulating experiences you can give your baby means the more circuitry that is built for enhanced learning in the future.
  • Babies have a definite preference for high contrast images.
  • The amount of connections in the brain can increase or decrease by 25 percent depending on the environment and stimulation.
  • Visual stimulation can produce developmental advantages including enhanced curiosity, attentiveness and concentration.
  • Your baby’s best toy is you! Interact with your baby as much as possible!

Things you can do to stimulate your baby:

  • Love. First of all, remember love and affection are very real needs. Your baby is never tyring to manipulate or control you, he/she simply has a biological need for your love. This unconditional love also creates a strong self-esteem and increased development of brain circuitry.
  • Talk to your baby, often with a kind voice, a wide range of vocabulary, and a lot of expression. Your voice is her favorite sound (he/she has heard it since before she was born).
  • Respond to your babies requests (interpreted cries)without hesitation. This teaches her that she can communicate with other people and gives her a stong sense of trust and emotional stability.
  • Touch your baby. Researchers discovered that premature infants that were massaged grew faster, cried less, and were released earlier from the hospital than those who weren’t.
  • Encourage imitation. Your baby is constantly analyzing you and figuring out ways to mimic your voice and facial expressions.
  • Let you baby experience different surroundings: go for walks, take her places, show her sites!
  • Let your baby explore different textures and temperatures (not too extreme, of course). Provide a safe environment for your baby to explore. She also needs time to discover things for herself.
  • Read books: even though your baby can’t follow the story, he/she loves the pictures and the sound of your voice.
  • Play music for your baby
  • When you get frustrated because your baby keeps dripping objects or pours the box of cereal on the floor, remember, he/she is trying to figure out how the world operates.

 

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Epidsode 4 – Interview with award winning kids musician Randy Kaplan http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/epidsode-4-interview-with-award-winning-kids-musician-randy-kaplan/ http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/epidsode-4-interview-with-award-winning-kids-musician-randy-kaplan/#comments Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:06:03 +0000 http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/?p=360 Click to subscribe in iTunes In this interview we talk with award winning kids musician Randy Kaplan about his guitar heros and how he became a song writer and performer for kids.  We will talk about his latest album that made it to People magazines “Top 8 Kids Albums Now” SHOW NOTES [...]]]> Randy Kaplan Pic

Randy Kaplan

 

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In this interview we talk with award winning kids musician Randy Kaplan about his guitar heros and how he became a song writer and performer for kids.  We will talk about his latest album that made it to People magazines “Top 8 Kids Albums Now”
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To learn more about Randy and sample some of his music please visit www.randykaplan.com
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You can also check out his music videos at www.mykazoomusic.com

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Episode 3 – History of Damhorst Toys and how we got started in 1971 http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/history-of-damhorst-toys-and-how-we-got-started/ http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/history-of-damhorst-toys-and-how-we-got-started/#comments Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:03:08 +0000 http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/?p=215 Click to subscribe in iTunes Hello everyone, during this episode my youngest sister and I talk about how our family business was started by our parents Don and Carol Damhorst in 1971.  The picture on the left is me with the bell bottom jeans and my sister and co-owner Megin in the middle [...]]]> 1977

Damhorst Toys 1977

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Hello everyone, during this episode my youngest sister and I talk about how our family business was started by our parents Don and Carol Damhorst in 1971.  The picture on the left is me with the bell bottom jeans and my sister and co-owner Megin in the middle along with our faithful dog “Duke”.  Don and Carol (Mom and Dad) in the background had just finished a day in the workshop when this picture was taken for their first local newspaper article.

Below is a picture of the inside of the Damhorst Toys workshop where most of the Name Puzzle Stools sold in the 80′s & 90′s were made.

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Don & Carol in their workshop

 

 

 

 

 

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Carol Damhorst at her jigsaw

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Episode 2 – What can you do about your child’s diet now? Interview with Registered Dietitian Mindy Podolsky Owens http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/interview-with-registered-dietitian-mindy-podolsky-owens/ http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/interview-with-registered-dietitian-mindy-podolsky-owens/#comments Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:49:58 +0000 http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/?p=80 Click to subscribe in iTunes Today we are very lucky and excited to have Mindy Podolsky Owens with us. Mindy is a registered dietitian with a Masters Degree in Nutrition. She was the dietitian for the University of Chicago Hospitals Executive Health Program She was also an adjunct professor in the Natural Sciences [...]]]> Mindy

Dietitian Mindy Podolsky Owens

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Today we are very lucky and excited to have Mindy Podolsky Owens with us.

Mindy is a registered dietitian with a Masters Degree in Nutrition.
She was the dietitian for the University of Chicago Hospitals Executive Health Program
She was also an adjunct professor in the Natural Sciences Division of Pepperdine University and now runs her own private practice counseling adults, children and families on weight management and healthy eating.

Mindy will be sharing her expertise with us today in making the right nutritional choices for ourselves and our kids in a busy world.
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Please learn more about Mindy at  her website http://www.haveahealthyhome.com/
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Episode 1 – Interview with Julie May, personal assistant to comedian Dana Carvey http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/interview-with-dana-carveys-assistant/ http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/interview-with-dana-carveys-assistant/#comments Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:45:09 +0000 http://blog.damhorsttoys.com/?p=56 Click to subscribe in iTunes Join us for this interview with Julie May, Dana Carvey’s personal assistant.  Julie gives us an inside look at the personal affairs of a comedy superstar, and almost reveals something big on the horizon for Dana Carvey, but is sworn to secrecy.]]> dana-carveyPodcast Cover SMALL
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Join us for this interview with Julie May, Dana Carvey’s personal assistant.  Julie gives us an inside look at the personal affairs of a comedy superstar, and almost reveals something big on the horizon for Dana Carvey, but is sworn to secrecy.

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